Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Links!

From Chris, and this is spectacular: Anthony Cerniello's Aging Simulation Video Will Mesmerize You.

A slew of links from Kez this week. First, and this is less tasty than I'd hoped: Fast Food Ads Vs. The Real Thing. Next, and this is both wonderfully spoken and entirely true: George Saunders’s Advice to Graduates. This next article is incredibly chilling: Murder by Craigslist. Last one, and it's haunting (and striking as well): The Time Capsule Ghost Town waiting to be brought Back to Life.

From Steven Davis, and one of my best friends when I was a kid knew all about Otis elevators: MAKE: Inventions |The Safety Elevator. Also, and this is a stunning video, it's O.K., So Craftsmanship Isn’t Dead Yet. One more, and it's fascinating: Artist Chris Fitch gives an in-depth explanation of the mechanics of his incredible swimming fish kinetic sculpture.

From DQ Reader My Wife, and this is a fascinating article, it's We Aren’t the World: Joe Henrich and his colleagues are shaking the foundations of psychology and economics—and hoping to change the way social scientists think about human behavior and culture.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and I have no words: Beaver butt secretion good for baking: agency. Next, and while the article title is misleading, it's still a nice story: Humpback whale speaks, says “Thank you”. This next link is so kickass I need a new word to describe it: Flying eagle point of view.

From Katy Mulvey, and this is a terrific article: How Chris McCandless Died.

From Jonathan Arnold, and this is fantastic: Putting Time In Perspective. Also, and this is something you could pore over for hours, it's Is It Possible To Fit the Civil War Into a Single Chart? Here's One Beautiful Attempt.

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